I WANT YOU TO LOOK INTO MY EYES


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I want you to look into my eyes and see shelter

From the chaos storms of a stormy world

I want you to give up your arms and take up mine

There is rest for your smothered soul; in my arms

I want you  to feel my heartbeat of love, when you are near

I want you to stop running and breath the warmth of my love

I saw you among the crowd of faces on Glee Avenue

Smiles

Giggling

Laughter

Moody

Headset on

Fast walking

No one knows your pain

You knows no ones pain

Secret pains being kept in secrecy

Amidst the laughter and the noise; weariness

I saw you awhile at the restroom, wiping your tears

Look into my eyes and see hope to cheer

I saw you at the parking lot of the medical facility

The doctors report in your hands says; its incurable

The written on the walls of your heart says; it’s over

Look into my eyes and swim in the ocean of my grace

Oh, battered and bruised heart;

Why wandered in the dark forest without a candle

Tambourine in thy right hand and shame on thy left hand

Your guilt sounds louder than thy praise, in my sanctuary

 Unfailing brightness peace of mine;You can count on

Lighting thy path to relentless peace and comfort

Look into my eyes

Look  my way

Rest awaits you from thy laborious activity of secret pain

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OH, FAIREST OF THE FAIR !!


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Glamorously she walked out of the bedroom

Virgin feet on the cold wood virgin floor

She looked through the window;

The window which faces nowhere

In her silent look;

She soliloquized 99 questions, but no one heard

Idea captured her imagination; lightening speed

She is enchanted by his silky voice and craftiness

A face for her he invented

Behind it she died, prayed, lived and died

She wore it so graceful

When she died no one knew she had died twice

Though she is dead, she still lives

Though she is dead, she still speaks

A face with feet walking on eerie Elm Street

Browsing through dark alleys in search for a new client

He is a romantic sniper;

Silently, he has killed all his prey with one shot

A cut through shot to the heart

Fairest daughter of the King;

Arouse not thy love until it so desires

He is too good to be ignored at first sight

She is struggling to control herself

He came here because of her

She is thinking it’s her moment

The voice in her heart; too loud

She can hardly hear her own voice

Shhhhh…

A silence

A flashback

She recollects mom last words on her dead bed

Out of her purse; a portrait picture she pulled

A perfect image of mom’s assailant is on the dance floor

A walk away to the exit door which leads to destiny; eternity

She was not ashamed losing momentary fame

The long silent walk through the side walk;

A victory lap to the podium for a gold medallion

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DESPERATE FOR GOD?


“True Christianity is not about feeling a sense of hopelessness-desperation for God’s attention. In Christ Jesus, we have 24/7 relentless love and caring attention of our heavenly Father. Our faith is not a stimuli to evoke a speedy reaction from God, but rather our faith embraces and appropriates whats He has already done through the finish work of Christ Jesus, on Calvary cross”

-McDaniels Gyamfi-

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Hebrews 13:5 … For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

D.I.Y.


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You never said: do it yourself

My blood tissue infested with;

I can do it without you virus

In my pride:

I became a disciple of Frederich Nietzsche

Our creed:

You are dead

You remain dead

We have killed you

In my ignorance:

I gave up on your blind walking stick

I know how to walk around without you!

My thought has become my god of attraction

Whatever I need, I can attract it by thinking positively

In his emptiness;

He is hiding behind a face, without true joy

A prison he has built against his own soul

Alas, he lives in a fool’s paradise;

 slowly slipping through the cracks into death

In my true hypocrisy self:

I lied to myself, when thy tender voice echoed;

Through the void in my aching soul

The struggle within this house; destructive!

In his deepest thought:

He is standing face to face with God and self

His scientific weak knee is jerking in His presence;

A being who from eternity to eternity;

is the fulcrum and essence of true existence

Amazed with such an awesome magnificence:

Tears of an end to old self; Niagara Falls

Words of surrendering; a mighty stream

I am, I am:

A lonely bird in a  jungle of hopelessness

Free my soul from the snare of  self

I am lost without you!

I am empty without you!!

In his change of heart:

He walked away with a fresh air of freedom in his steps

A new creed of conviction tattooed in his heart:

The life that I live not I that live;

It’s Christ that liveth through me

 ©2014 ™GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

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DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE ME?


God’s love for us; it’s the most powerful force known by man. Our love for others is the most complex thing in the body of Christ.

It is very common in christian circles to hear people brag about how zealous they are for God and deeply rooted they are in love with Him. Most believers think they get a complete grasp of Photo Credit: Google imagethe depths of love until you begin to questioned them; if their love for frozen yogurt is the same as their love for God, marriage partners, family and friends. There is a huge gap between ones love for yogurt and his love for friends. We easily mixed up agape love (the love nature of God) with conditional love (love based on conditions). My aim in this write-up is to unveil God’s nature of  love. More so, to find out if you are  radiating His love nature on this side of the cross. As new creatures in Christ, we have been transformed into the very nature of God through rebirth, to diffuse His love without measure in every place. We have become an excellent icons of God’s kind of love, on this side. Friend, let’s do a very simple exercise, which will literally change your life and that of those around you in a very profound way.

First Corinthian thirteen list almost fifteen (15) vital characteristics of God’s nature. As you read from one to fifteen on this list, you will see what love is and what love is not. Now, the question we all going to ask ourselves today is; “DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE ME?” Whenever I have asked some of m buddies this unique question, they either froze or begin to sweat from their face, down to the soles of their feet. I have had many scratched their head and ends up asking me the same question, without a clear answer. The Holy Spirit gives us a fine portrait of what love (God) is; (God is revealing His nature. As we see His nature; we also capture our identity in Him.) If God is love, then I believe that Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Church at Corinth, was not just giving the love requirements but rather painting a beautiful portrait of who God is.

 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV- 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; [a] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away

 Like I said before, this is a unique questionnaire or exercise to build your love muscles. All you have to do today is to grab your bible or read the anchor scripture slowly and prayerfully  wet your heart with the truth of scripture. As you meditate on God’s word, don’t condemn yourself on areas you fall short, but rather ask the Lord to continue to influence your thoughts and actions with Himself, to become the person He has intended for you to become; loving!

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ESV) 

  1. Love is patient and
  2. Love is kind
  3. Love does not envyparental love
  4. Love does not boast
  5. Love is not arrogant
  6. Love is not rude.
  7. Love does not insist on its own way
  8. Love is not irritable or resentful
  9. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing
  10. Love rejoices with the truth.
  11. Love bears all things,
  12. Love believes all things
  13. Love hopes all things,
  14. Love endures all things.
  15. Love never ends.

LOVE IS A BEING - God is love, and out of His marvelous love for us through rebirth,  has infused Himself into us, so we can live through Him, by faith. This love must be first understood as a noun (a being) in our born again spirit before it can become a verb (diffusing, actions) influencing our daily lives. What I mean is this; you 1390729_476297235817345_1573454466_ncannot demonstrate the agape love out of your bankrupt flesh, until (God) who is love is unleashed through faith, to freely rule and reign through your human vessel which lacks the natural desire to love unconditionally. For instance, I had a very difficult situation with a sister who also loves God. Honestly, I was a complete wreck whenever we had an eye contact,  at Church. My heart and emotions were not ready to let some stuff go. I was right, she was wrong was the song playing in my ears and controlling my emotions. You know what I did? I prayed to the Lord, telling Him of my inability to love, my hurt, pain, resentments all the negative energy. I believe you know what I’m talking about, if you are not living in a lonely Island. I kept placing my trust in Christ to freely love the sister through me,without her having to change her attitude. It worked so perfectly as I confided in God for a breakthrough in my heart. The next thing I knew….I was sending text messages, phone conversation, then a visit to her family for a fantastic dinner. The devil has been defeated by the ability of Christ love, and not by my might or effort.

1 John 4:7-10 (NET) 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. 8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him. 10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

FATHERED BY LOVE – I love how the Holy Spirit trumpet it through John… everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. The key to loving others without boundaries and limitation is allowing God to love you freely like a child who is fathered through pure love. Any kid raised in an environment of love, almost all the time grows up loving themselves and that of others. Are you receiving the unmerited love or you are daily working your way to earn His love? Those who are always trying to earn love do not know God through intimacy, to be able to love others. Such folks always expect others to earn their love through their good performances. If you had a bad performance they hold on to their love. Friend, does love look like you or do you look like love?

Photo Credit:www.tlxtransport.comThis is how God’s love manifests through us to those around us; “When we acknowledge His love through the indwelling presence of the Spirit of Christ, who always energized us through faith, to do the impossible and the uncommon”. That is the only way we can emanates or defuse Him like fragrance in every place. Allow yourself to be fathered by love. It has been said that; “Hurt people hurt”. I also believe that those who have embraced His relentless love as dearly beloved sons and daughters, will live victoriously, vertically and horizontally, without striving. Any love outside of God’s love is conditional, and it’s bound to fade out. God’s love never ends! If you have reasons to love me, then your love for me is conditional. You will say something like this; “I love McDaniels, BECAUSE….he is my friend” “he gave me $100 when I was broke, few weeks ago” “He is nice and all that”. “Because” is the clause of your love. Would you love me if am not nice? When you love me at all times no matter what, then you are walking in true love.

Ask the Lord to saturate your life with the agape presence; out of His great love, you will be able to love the undeserving  and be freed from all anti love attitudes and behaviors, which easily besets you in your relationships with people. Tell the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart today, of how dearly God loves you and how willingly He wants to express His love through you.

- McDaniels GyamfiDiffusing Grace!

EMPOWERED FOR A RADICAL CHANGE


“You have the yeast in you to rise…it doesn’t matter the color of your flour”

                                                                                                                                          -McDaniels Gyamfi -

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 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.  Joel 2:28 (NKJV)

RHYTHMS OF THE NIGHT


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Tossed into this merciless,

windy night’s rhythm

Dancing with stale face;

this bizarre tune

Heads upside down

Feet’s out of rhythm

Dancing weary weird

Tick tock, tick tock

Its ten to midnight;

On long tower clock

Outer space;

Reality fading off

Please, give me firm feet

Anchor my feet to the rock

The rock which cannot be moved

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“Stop dancing to the negative tunes of the negaholic; else you will divorce reality and miss your season of purpose”

“Get into the groove of the juicy melodies of the gospel and free yourself like a birthday kid, on a dancing floor. You are dancing your way to destiny”

 

 

LIFE IS LIKE A CUP OF COFFEE


Sharing is Caring: I was so much inspired by this short inspirational video. The next thought that flash through my mind, is to share it with friends.

The profound life lessons it brings to the table is so beautiful. Enjoy and share my friend!!

  – McDaniels Gyamfi - 

IMPOSSIBILITY IS NOTHING


“Whatever God demands from you, He himself will faithfully do it, in style”

You are a step away into fulfillment. That one step into good health, finding the right partner,discovering your purpose, fulfilling a career goal or living in total victory in all facets of life, has birth a deep longing in our empty hearts throughout human history, for answers. The quest for fulfillment and the pursuit of happiness by the masses has drowned many citizens of this world into the sea of frustration, stress, disappointment and the lack of fulfillment at every scale of their life. The reason being that, we have given our attention to the wrong prescriptions and formulas of the natural man. Tons and tons of believers have been hypnotized by the noise makers, to the neglect of the Godly principle of tapping into being. We are always caught up in doing instead of resting in the overflowing current of the quality life of God.

Are you in search for the next guru on TV to give you a formula or the token and canticle Prophet, who boasts of having the answers to take you into a blissful destination?  When we are at one with divine influence (grace), no matter the color of your skin, economic status, tribe or geographical location, you have the power to make it. In essence life becomes effortless. This sounds like laziness or a prescription for passivity? Friend, doing nothing is laziness…the life of rest is about surrendering and alignment to a whole new world of God’s unlimited grace through you, for an uncommon possibilities. You become a walking warehouse of the enabling power of God to stand before every challenge with deep conviction for supernatural change.

He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 1 Thess 5:24  

You will agree with me my friend, that sometimes we all become so overwhelmed with uncertainties which cast gloom over the future, and limits acceleration in our own callings and journeys. All kinds of thoughts begin to flood over the brain with a tsunami-like force; without breathing space to escape from the prison of one’s own thoughts. Your belly begins to bloat with regret, and the inner critics begin to talk you out of your purpose in life. These moments are always not pretty… you don’t feel the sense to keep holding on to the towel in your hand but to let it fizzled out into oblivion. When the odds are against you and the writings on the wall seems to guarantee a no way out; as a child of God, quitting is not an options.

Do you find yourself at the dead-end of life? Writing a suicidal note, going through a hard time getting a job or guiding a company to peak performance, feeling Google Image

defeated, bad report of the doctor, no sign of success in any area of your life or dealing with an addiction are all limitation hurdles one needs to overcome. There is nothing in the realm of the Kingdom of Christ, called dead ends!! Dead ends are the perception of a mind which has lost alignment with the truth of God’s enabling power, which is available for all who will believes in Him. Here is the secret for an exponential breakthrough my friend.. “every assignment in your life, if its God’s ordain… certainly have 110% of heavens backing, irrespective of what happens today or tomorrow”. What God demands from your life, (you can smile on this one) is what He will faithfully, carry out!! I say it again; He will faithfully bring it to pass.

Do I have to worry and be afraid, if God will do it? You do not have what it takes on your own power to navigate through untested terrains in life, to make things happen in your own terms and ways. The good news is that; “You can fulfill any life assignment or purpose which seem unreachable or impossible in any sense, as you learn to surrender through faith in the work-ability of God. God’s power swallows your weakness and questions with tangible supernatural solutions. The frustration in the life of most believers is as a result of trying too much. Most believers make it their own business to conjure some form of magic they have no ability to do to beautify God’s will. Self reliance is a serious cancer which has crept seriously into the Church of Jesus Christ over many centuries ago. Precious one, sink this glorious truth into your heart, and let it dominate your emotions, will and mind. You will ignite a brand new perspective in your spirit towards life and see God turn the impossible situation around, without any sweat. Jesus and the early Church were a model ofgoogle image this principle of trust. Paul states that clearly; “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it… (1 Thes 5:24 NKJV)

If this truth still sounds like a doctrine of passiveness, then listen to what Jesus said in regards to the Fathers activity through Him. “Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner”.John 5:19 (NKJV) Jesus came to this earth to show us the dynamics of God. He never depended on His humanism in accomplishing the Fathers task. He humbled himself, (He tapped into the activity of  His Father) even to the point of death. At the cross, the episode was a demonstration of a life under complete obedience to the quality life of God to fulfill the very demand of heaven. Why was Jesus able to sustain physical pain and all the negative emotions He has to walk through? He was able to love because, He learned to plug into the wells of love through faith in His Father instead of the toxic vibration of the Pharisees and the Jewish community.

Jesus, unveils this powerful and profound principle which was hidden from man, after the original sin in the garden. This is the Christed principle of total surrender and connectedness to an ocean of grace, which causes one to bear much fruit, even if you find yourself in a dark hole; “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing”. “John 15:5 (NKJV)

Impossibility is absolutely nothing when we are plugged into Christ. In Him is life and through Him are we complete. Whatever your needs are…Jesus life is your sufficiency. alleluia!! Peace, joy, hope, love, and all the Christian virtues that shapes us to be considered as a victorious soldier of Christ is not a self effort or Photo Credit: Google imagediscipline act. Fruit bearing is the direct work of the Spirit of Christ in the life of the believer who sets His mind and affections on Christ, instead of following a certain form of legalistic rules or rituals. You can’t bear fruit without spirit rest.There has been many a time in my personal journeys, that I have felt it’s my own business and responsibility to make things work. This attitude sounds positive to our carnal minds on this side of eternity, but it has an underlying limitations of stress, worry, anxiety, disappointments, inadequacies, limitations, scarcity, shortsightedness etc. which so well plagues the falling man.

I have gone through emotional burnt out, failure mentality, fear and a host of other negative emotions. I saw the light of peace shining in my heart and impacting everything that I do in life for unusual turnaround, because I realized that my existence in life is by divine mandate, and the one who call me into design, will surely order my steps, if I learn to rely on Him totally day by day, as my source of everything. I don’t fret over anything; I chose to trust Him when even circumstances don’t make sense to my peanut mind. alleluia! Beloved, you can break any form of limitation in your life today, as you learn to take the yoke of the job from your neck by resting in His indwelling ability through you, to fulfill His plan effortlessly. You have no need to worry and be burdened about your assignment or the mountain before you. Trying is not the normal Christian life, and a model of the quality life of God for us, as believers. From A to Z, Christianity is a life of resting in God whiles He worked through us, effortlessly. There is calmness, humility and assurance in surrendering than human efforts and self centeredness.

Be still my friend!! To His covenant children at the banks of the Red Sea, who were so traumatized by the galloping horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his legions of soldiers, in pursuit for the dear lives of God’s chosen people en-route to the promised land. The last thing to have crossed the mind of  the Hebrews was Pharaoh coming for them after he has pronounce them as free people. Their lack of identity and knowledge of the ability of God brought them to the edge of their weakness. The rays of murmuring and panic was like a robe on the back of the great and the weak among the congregation. Heaven had to kiss the earth one more time to teach us the mode of photo credit: google imagesoperation of God, among His own. God spoke to Moses, the leader of the Hebrews and the entire congregation in pilgrim journey to the land flowing with milk and honey, whose heart were melting because of the Egyptians; “to be still and know that He is God” Nothing is impossible with God, when we are still. There is a fantastic truth in that simple phrase “be still”. Are you at rest in the overflowing favor of God or you are conscious of your own inability?

Friend read this verse aloud to your own hearing, repeatedly. It sum up our own distractions in our personal journeys when the odds are too high…

“Exodus 14:11-16 (NET) 11 and they said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the desert? What in the world have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Isn’t this what we told you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone so that we can serve the Egyptians, because it is better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!’” 13 Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord that he will provide for you today; for the Egyptians that you see today you will never, ever see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you can be still.” 15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 And as for you, lift up your staff and extend your hand toward the sea and divide it, so that the Israelites may go through the middle of the sea on dry ground”

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To stand firm is to work from the platform of the persuasion of God’s word which is the final authority. One can choose to build his house on the rock or on sinking grounds. Jesus (word) is the rock on our feet and the game changer on every situation. Spend time in God’s presence by meditating on the word to set you on alignment with the power of God to annihilate the cascading army of the wicked one. Beloved, you are a step away to a land flowing with milk and honey through surrendering to the provisions of His promise. Always remember; “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it… (1 Thes 5:24 NKJV)

- McDaniels Gyamfi

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT


“I will consider myself a failure if my obsession and passion in life is to see my kids get straight A’s in their academic lives and had no interest in their spiritual development”

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Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master. – Ephesians 6:4 MSG